Grounds maintenance programme

Grounds & Estate Maintenance Autumn and Winter Programme 2020/21

At the end of October, we will stop our general grass cutting operations and start our winter maintenance programme. 

From November we will start mulching leaves in Parks and around Council Housing estates, followed by edging out grass plots and verges, cutting back of basal growth and low branches from trees, and generally making preparations for the start of the mowing season in April 2021. 

We will continue to cut and prepare Football pitches at those locations that have officially booked fixtures, and top dress our bowling greens in preparation for next season.

Cutting of hedges and shrubs will continue until March, where it will end due to legislation that protects the nesting of birds – it will recommence the following September.

Work in Council tenants gardens (for those who qualify for it) will be limited and be subject to safe working procedures regarding Covid 19.

All of this will, very much, depend on weather conditions as during snow and ice, we will be supporting our Highway teams with the filling of grit bins and gritting.